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Buddy scheme for new international students!

By coming to De Montfort University (DMU) you are beginning a life-changing adventure, but you may still need some help along the way. Coming to live in a new country is exciting, though at first it can seem challenging or even a little stressful. Things can seem different from what you are used to in your own country, particularly if English is not your first language.

i-Buddies are here to help! Our scheme will match you with an existing DMU student who has already been here for a year or more. We hope your new buddy will be able to help you to make new friends, show you the city and DMU and settle into your new life in Leicester.

Over 1000 students have been involved in i-Buddies since it began in 2012. We have a limited amount of DMU Buddies available and so there is often a waiting list. The scheme runs on a first come first served basis and so we strongly recommend an early application.

If you have any questions, you can contact us directly at










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